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IP block exemptions flag request

Moved from WM:RFA [1] -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:57, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Please, give me IP block exemptions flag because I run Tor node. I already have this flag in ruWikipedia and ruWikiquote. Caesarion (talk) 09:15, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Before accepting or rejecting the request, on which account do you want the flag set? User:Caesarion or on User:Steinbach (which redirects from User:Caesarion)? Best regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:39, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
User:Steinbach is unrelated to Caesarion (Caesarion was renamed to Steinbach & Caesarion was later created by this ruwiki user). See also ticket:2013050110003998. Trijnsteltalk 12:11, 5 May 2013 (UTC)
Hmm. We will need to change all this links (also talkpage links) to avoid confusion between the old Caesarion and Steinbach. Is there a bot we can use for this. As for OTRS, I do not have access. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:33, 5 May 2013 (UTC)


I've blocked him on Wikidata; please review his actions. --Ricordisamoa 12:52, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

He was locked. Seems to be the same one as Special:CentralAuth/Distrikkarubaga. --MF-W 12:59, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
"Locked"?!? --Ricordisamoa 13:32, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes, locked[2]. Regards, Vogone talk 13:38, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
Wanna try? :P New acount btw Special:Centralauth/Kondaga. --MF-W 14:08, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Fix link in SUL CentralNotice

In [3], replace <a href="//"> with <a href="//"> . --Nemo 13:13, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done PiRSquared17 (talk) 13:28, 7 May 2013 (UTC)


This user was registered at May 7 and immediately began to actively translate complex and important texts. But this user creates translations into Russian, consisting of little meaningful set of words (often with broken wiki-markup). It's even worse than just a machine translation by Google. I gave him two warnings, and if it continues, I ask you to block for him to use translation tool. --Kaganer (talk) 20:42, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

It seems that the user has stopped (doesn't edit since May, 8). However if he continues to post bad translations we can consider blocking him for some time. Last time I checked there was not a tool to just block an user from doing translations. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:47, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
personal restrictions via Abuse filter could be used, i think. --Base (talk) 15:23, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Tony1 and Wikinews

I would like to request an administrator to encourage tony1 to desist from commenting on anything related to Wikinews on meta. this is not helpful and disrupts an aff-comm related process. It continues a history of going after Wikinews, which includes an attempt to close English Wikinews and then a number of attacks here. He has used the Signpost as a bully pulpit to attack the project. (Signpost was informed of attempts to close Wikinews before a single Wikinews language project.) He wished death on at least one wikinews contributor, and has been requested to avoid interacting with another on English Wikipedia because of his harassment. It would be ideal to not have him disrupting a discussion with aff-comm about bylaws by having him disrupt the process. --LauraHale (talk) 06:33, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

To be transparent I am not a fan of Wikinews, but I have read his comments and they seem like fair game. His criticism is quite strong but none of it is of a personal nature, and what he criticizes is relevant to the pursuit taken by some to start a nonprofit organization dedicated to Wikinews. Unless he was enjoined against participating in affiliations committee-related discussions the comment should stand. harej (talk) 06:49, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Laura, I appreciate that you might find my comments a bit plain-spoken, but if you believe in WN as a viable WMF project, please stand up for it and address my critique directly. I encourage you and your fellow editors to do so—it's in the interests of productive debate to assess the viability and practicality of the bylaws that have been put up as a precursor for a formal application for thematic organisation status with AffComm. Community members are allowed to comment, as long as they're civil. I look forward to substantive rebuttals of what I've posted. Thank you. Tony (talk) 06:55, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Tony1, I appreciate that you believe that English Wikinews should be closed, and if that does not work, all of Wikinews. I appreciate the fact that you have no problems leaking privileged communications to English Wikipedia to score points. tony1, I appreciate your plain spoken manner where you wished death upon Brian McNeil. I appreciate your threats of plain spoken legal threats to people via e-mail when you do not get your way. I appreciate your plain spoken goal of trying to interfere with the formation of The Wikinewsie Group as part of your goal to close Wikinews. And your comments have no substance because they had nothing to do with the bylaws, but start of with an attack one English Wikinews content. Plain spoken, misinformed tony1 with an axe to grind does not understand the money issue, so there is nothing to do. People ignored plain spoken, axe grinding, legal threat, bully pulpit tony1 in the proposals thing because really? Why argue with a fool? If you have an issue with the bylaws, please act through a mediator as your accumulated reputation and your previous behavior suggests you are not acting in good faith. You can spell out your specific concerns about the BYLAWS in a plain spoken manner and a meta admin can take your plain spoken BYLAWS comments.--LauraHale (talk) 07:08, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
(Edit conflict.) Hi. I'm the editor of the Signpost. I have no opinion on the actions Tony takes outside of his Signpost role (nor do I partake in them), though I did happen to be pre-planning next week's issue with him via Skype when this was posted.
Having said all that, I wish to unequivocally state, for the record, that the various vitriolic claims made by Wikinews editors against the Signpost, including these and others, are entirely baseless. The Signpost is not a bully pulpit, nor would I ever allow someone to use it as such. The story about the closure proposal was found by a different individual and was written up by only me, as I have previously pointed out on the talk page of the article. To continue to paint the Signpost—and, by association, Tony—with such a brush are frightful overstatements. Ed [talk] [en] 06:57, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
The comments are completely spot on. When was the last time that the Signpost talked to an editor in good standing before writing negative news about the project? How about the fairness of having tony1 have a byline but the MASSIVE NPOV violation by not declaring the COI that tony1 was actively trying to shut down English Wikinews? Or that the Signpost posted about the closure proposal for English Wikinews before the community on Wikinews was even informed? So yeah. I guess that is the signpost being great and fantastic. Continue deluding yourself that you follow BLP and NPOV when it comes to the Signpost, but your treatment of Wikinews has been awful, biased and a failure to declare COI is offensive in the extreme. Show a backbone, go back and publish FREAKING CORRECTIONS stating the COI and Tony1's repeated attempts to shut down the project, with a link to tony1's death wish on Brian McNeil. --LauraHale (talk) 07:13, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
No, they are not. We've done exactly one story about Wikinews in the last year. It was very short, and we were short of time, so I went ahead and wrote it without private comments. It's certainly not the Signpost's fault that no Wikinews editors were informed of the discussion beforehand.
As for Tony, may I emphasize again that he had no role in drafting the story. As I have previously stated on the article's talk page: "We agreed that Tony wouldn't even copyedit the piece off-wiki, so that any changes he made would be transparent. Tony is listed as an author because he wrote the bulk of the Gardner story." Attempting to tar Tony by painting the Signpost with a baseless, fact-less brush will get you nowhere. Ed [talk] [en] 07:32, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
The "history" here is not so problematic given the context of each of these situations. In his most recent post he makes a cogent argument. As an admin, I think you're barking up the wrong tree. Killiondude (talk) 07:44, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Since one of the two users repeatedly attacked another one and his project many times in the past over at various Wikimedia projects at least three years, an over-reaction to the latest post is undesirable, but understandable. I might suggest that a discussion is raised at the user's talk page before escalating it here.. Gryllida 10:04, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Left a note on the user talk. Hope it helps. --Gryllida 10:34, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

translation necessary: Single User Login finalisation announcement

Can anyone mark these changes for translation, please? The date in May isn’t correct anymore. --Geitost diskusjon 13:24, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Kaganer (talk) 13:28, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

This IP is an open proxy used for vandalism. Please block it. Defender (talk) 22:09, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Blocked PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:39, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

CentralNotice for Wiki Loves Public Art


In May, the Wiki Loves Public Art photo contest will take place for the first time and we would like to have a Central Notice banner active in the language versions that will have lists for the contest or where most of the participants are expected to come from. I am hoping that a Central Notice Administrator can give us a hand with this.

I have added the event to the CentralNotice/Calendar and you can find a couple of mock-ups on wmse:Projekt:Europeana Awareness/Wiki Loves Public Art/CentralNotice. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or comments as this is my first request of this kind.

Thank you,

John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 12:47, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

I think a month is too long (per #CentralNotice_for_Contribution_month_in_Canada). However, nothing else is scheduled yet. πr2 (t • c) 12:58, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Well, the contest is structured the same way as WLM, and from Nemo's comment it sounds like that was accepted ("the only precedent would probably be WLM."). I hope it will be considered okay with WLPA, as well as the idea is to get beginners to start contributing, and they might not see it the first week(s). Perhaps it could be the first two-three weeks for logged in users but the whole month for anonymous users? John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 13:15, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
How does the banner look? πr2 (t • c) 15:37, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Swedish version. πr2 (t • c) 17:08, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
Do you prefer WLPA_alt or WLPA_2013? πr2 (t • c) 13:53, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Awesome! I definitely prefer WLPA_alt. Thank you! John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 12:54, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Campaign. πr2 (t • c) 13:56, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
You wanted to enable it in Spanish, German, and Finnish too. Will you provide translations? πr2 (t • c) 22:05, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
You can just use the Translate extension and set the status to published when done. πr2 (t • c) 12:43, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
Hi, translations will be provided. But I should have written Catalan, not Spanish. I have changed it now. Thank you for your help! John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 12:29, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi! All translations for the CentralNotice can now be found here. Could you please help activate it on the first of May?

We would like it activated geographically, based on the five participating countries: Austria (German), Israel (Hebrew), Finland (Finnish and Swedish), Spain (Spanish and Catalan) and Sweden (Swedish). Is it possible so that the template shown is visible based on their own language preferences of the user or is it looked to the geographical location of the user? The English version should be shown for all users on Wikimedia Commons independent of geography. John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 13:54, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Urgent need of help

Hi everybody,

User:PiRSquared17 was planning to help us activating a CentralNotice on the first of May regarding the photo contest Wiki Loves Public Art, but he just told me that he was busy IRL. I was hoping that someone else could help us.

The CentralNotice is since a few weeks in the calendar. We would like it to be activated based on the country, with the main language of the country as the standard (i.e. German for anyone accessing with an IP from Austria). In the case of Spain: if the users in Spain have Spanish as their setting that translation should be shown, if they have Catalan that version should be shown. So only for Spain the language should change depending on the settings (if this can be done). It should be worldwide on Commons.

All translations for the CentralNotice can now be found here. Could you please help activate it on the first of May?

If possible it would be great if we could change the message after half the time to say that there is not much time left to upload the pictures! Would that be possible? Translations will be provided of course :).

We would be very grateful! Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 11:35, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

Since nobody else seems interested, I'll help, but I wish we'd done this before the last day (or the last week ;)). I'll see what I can do, but I'd appreciate help from other admins. PiRSquared17 (talk) 13:52, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
I can try to help if it's needed. Although I'm having busy days right now. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:58, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
I think it's done. The campaign is set to start on 1 May. Users from commons and the following wikipedias (ca, de, en, es, fi, he and sv) will see the message. I'm not sure if geotargeting is a good idea. Thoughts PiRSquared17? Anything missing?
I had the banner created above, but I don't know how we can do geotargeting without creating a campaign for each region/country, and a separate one for commons. PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:15, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
I have geotargeted the banner to the following countries: Austria, Finland (+ Åland Islands), Israel, Spain (+ Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla) and Sweeden. If I understood correctly, geotargeting just prevent people outside those countries to see the banner. If you are in one of the territories listed in the geotargeted list you'll get the banner in the language you have set in the preferences. But I'll check that and poke Jalexander, which knows about CN more than me. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:33, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
The requester wanted it worldwide on commons too. Do we need a separate campaign for this? PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:34, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Note: it really varies by country as well as by language, so a Finn reading svwiki should have it link to the Finnish info, but a Swede reading fiwiki should have it link to the .se version. PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:36, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
User_talk:Jalexander#Urgent_CentralNotice_issue. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:37, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Hmmm, yup, sadly one of the things we steer people away from is trying to make a 'language = country' assumption partially because of reasons like this. What language is shown is completely dependent on what language they have set (generally what wiki they are on but obviously not always) and there is no way to 'only show language 1' to one wiki. Are we ok with someone from Sweden reading catalan wiki being linked to the catalan link? Is there a way they could find the other countries information (or could one be added)? The easiest thing is going to be if we ca do that which will allow the vast majority of people to get the right link (there aren't 'that' many people reading the wrong wiki except for English where there are always a lot of users from around the world). Otherwise we will have to have separate banners (1 for each country which ONLY has the translations for that country set) and separate campaigns for each country. Sadly that's the only way to do that :(. If we have to do that, where was english supposed to target? Jalexander (talk) 20:16, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Creating a different banner and campaign for each language/country looks totally overkill to me. Will the campaign work with the current settings? -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:01, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
I think so, but it needs to be worldwide on commons (need a separate campaign ...). @Jalexander: can you comment on this? PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:03, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Yup, we'll need to have another campaign if we want it world wide commons. It's going to be relatively low weight there too because the election banners (when up) take precedence and I promise you Philippe and the election team will force me to do that. Jalexander (talk) 22:50, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I was just informed that this was not done during WLM, so I would like to change the request accordingly. Can you activate the banner on Commons for people from the same countries as the other banners? Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 15:07, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
@Jalexander: If you click the logotype there will be a link to a page where you can find information about all of the countries. Most of the websites of the participating teams already have links to the others as well, and I will push for the remaining ones to add it as soon as possible. John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 07:41, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Perfect, that sounds good. If we can think of the timing it would be good too, a whole month for the banner is a very very long time. Are you tied to the whole month? Trying to do it for a week or two (or some time now at the start and then maybe a bit later?) would be much better. Jalexander (talk) 22:50, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi! The contest have the same structure as WLM and will last the entire month. How have you done it with WLM in the past? Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 18:05, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Dear Meta admins,

Jalexander raised the question of what time period the CentralNotice for Wiki Loves Public Art should be active. I have informed and discussed this with the organizing teams and they have responded that they are firm in their belief that the CN should be up the entire time of the contest (the month of May 2013). The main argument is that the experience from Wiki Loves Monuments, and the WLM 2012 survey, show that more than half of participants were not active users and most of them discovered the contest through the sitenotice. In line with these findings we think it's important to keep active promotion throughout the month. Especially for the users that are not logged in. A central goal of events such as this is after all to get more people to become active in our projects.

For a new contest like this the CentralNotice is also central in creating brand awareness for the contest, an issue that is not important for the fundraiser for example, but central for a yearly contest that we hope will grow significantly next year. We also want to stress that there has been no complaints about the banners within our communities.

But based on James' insights about the risk of potentially annoying readers the discussion lead to the conclusion that you could turn off the CentralNotice on Spanish Wikipedia and open it again the last week, i.e. we would like the Spanish one restarted on the 24th (this is because a large number of Spanish volunteers might feel they have little chance of participating in Barcelona). However, we would like the geolocated CentralNotice banners to be active on cawp, fiwp, swwp, enwp, dewp the entire time. We sincerely hope that this can be agreed on.

Also, now it seem like the banners are not on for anonymous users on dewp and svwp (I am unsure about the other countries). Can you see if you missed putting a cross in those boxes?

The final thing we would like to bring up is that we hope that an admin would be willing to help us change the text in the banners until the end of the contest. We have listed the new texts that we would like to be added here.

Thank you for all your help!

Kind regards,

John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 20:48, 14 May 2013 (UTC) and the WLPA teams

Ruben from AT checked the Piwiki, and it seem like the CN banner hasn't been visible for user that are not logged in (i.e. anonymous users) at any point! Could someone please activate the CentralNotice banner for anonymous users? We would be very grateful! Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 08:18, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
Done. Sorry for not helping before. I thought more experienced people were looking at this. PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:03, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
Hi! Could you change to the new texts as well? We have listed the new texts that we would like to be added here. Best, John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 00:00, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:40, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
Great! Thanks! John Andersson (WMSE) (talk) 14:29, 17 May 2013 (UTC)


Hi. I'm not sure about this, so I ask here. We've got 1 and 2 and I need to know what to do. In es:WP we merge 2 in 1 and delete 2. Is it need in this case or is enough with redirect? Who do this? Thanks. --Ganímedes (talk) 02:15, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

If you want, an admin can histmerge them. If you want to keep one and redirect the other, maybe keep the history of the second one. #2 seems to have a more useful history (leave a message on the talk page if you do that maybe). PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:20, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I want. Because of not to loose the long history is why request merge. #2 is a draft of the bylaws, not longer need. Thanks a lot. --Ganímedes (talk) 09:57, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
¿Qué es lo que hay que fusionar? -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:39, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
Son los nuestros estatutos. El primero es la versión definitiva, pero el que tiene menos ediciones. El segundo es el borrador. Luego de la fusión ya no lo necesitamos. Gracias. --Ganímedes (talk) 14:08, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:51, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Global account: Unable to Finish merge

Hello, I'm not sure where to ask for help on this, so I post it here. Basically, I am trying to finish my merge of "Global account" on wiki project sites, but I wasn't able to do so because I've totally forgotten what password I used to register at that time. This has troubled me for several years after various exhausting attempts on several occasions. I am just trying to merge my remaining one on "" with the remaining 73 project sites. I would be truly grateful if someone could help me solving this problem. Thanks a lot Liaocyed (talk) 08:33, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Have you tried to reset the password? There is a forgot password option on the login screen, you should get a new password emailed to you which you can use to reset. Theo10011 (talk) 08:37, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
I just tried. It says "There is no email address recorded for user "Liaocyed"." Oops! I don't get it. I thought all registrations require email. Wondering how I could create such an account without filling email address? Liaocyed (talk) 09:38, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
No, it is indeed possible to create an account without introducing an email adress. If you can't access your local account, it is impossible to unify it. You can however usurp your own account on incubator, which means that account will be renamed and the local edits assigned to the new name, while you can simply create the account again. This means that your current edits on incubator will not be attributed to your nick, but possibly something similar, such as «Liaocyed (old)». As you have mainly minor edits live (I guess the rest has been exported), this is a reasonable option. Savhñ 10:11, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
That's good idea. I just want to get rid of the endlessly long process of "In Migration" status in this particular project. I actually already forgot what I had contributed or edited in incubator years ago. I do not know how to usurp my local account. Could you shed me light that? Or, I don't even mind if sysop/bureaucrat delete this local account as long as it doesn't affect my global wiki account. Thanks a lot. Liaocyed (talk) 00:02, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg renamed as an Incubator crat. Account deletions are technically not possible --MF-W 00:10, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Removal of rights

Yes check.svg Resolved. Rights removed. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:51, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Please remove the "central notice admin" rights of Seddon (talk · contribs). It expired on 17 May as can be seen in this RfA. Thanks. Trijnsteltalk 16:33, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Removed. Bedankt. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:51, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Review of all files uploaded here

Interested users and administrators are invited to join the Meta:MetaProject to Overhaul Meta/Image review 2013 and help reviewing, deleting and transferring to commons as appropiate the files we host here. Regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:31, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Please I Request for help from a sysop or bureaucrat help to avoid the scandal

Please I Request for help from a sysop or bureaucrat, help to avoid scandal Spanish flag is banned in WHY? the large majority of Catalan speakers, we are not nationalists. Please needs to be encyclopedic and not censor the flag of Spain, or not replaced by the local flag in the region of Catalonia in official international contexts. More data: —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:34, 25 May 2013‎

This page is for requesting help from Meta-Wiki admins/bureaucrats. There is nothing we can do about this, except to tell you to discuss it or open an RfC (you've already opened a discussion). PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:36, 25 May 2013 (UTC) template

According to the Wikidata development team, this is no longer needed. Could somebody please delete it? It's confusing, since people might think that it's actually used somewhere, which it is not. ( just redirects to our main page.) — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 14:39, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

It's like template too. Do you think we should write a note on these or delete them? PiRSquared17 (talk) 15:09, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Personally, I'd say there's no real reason to keep them around at all, but I suppose some people could be interested in seeing the source code. Perhaps a Project portals/Deprecated could be created, with the Wikidata and Wikisource templates as subpages? — PinkAmpers&(Je vous invite à me parler) 16:48, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
I personally have no problem with just deleting them, but I'd like to have the opinion of another admin. PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:07, 25 May 2013 (UTC)
Maybe keep the Wikisource page for historical reasons. --MF-W 23:31, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Translation needed

Please translate Workflow states to Nordfriisk (North Frisisan, frr)


  1. In progress
  2. Needs updating
  3. Proofreading
  4. Ready
  5. Published


  1. As uun werk
  2. Skal auerwerket wurd
  3. Efterluke
  4. Klaar
  5. Ütjden

Thanks in advance --Murma174 (talk) 11:18, 28 May 2013 (UTC) (sysop and crat on frrwiki)

Yes check.svg Done PiRSquared17 (talk) 11:32, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick reaction :-) --Murma174 (talk) 11:36, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Multi Lingual Vandal check please

In this edit I reverted what appears to be malicious vandalism in English, when I checked Special:Contributions/I-pon I find edits in languages I am not familiar with. As this edit is to a category that does not exist, I am guessing the rest of the edits are at least questionable. Jeepday (talk) 00:44, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Reviewed and patrolled. Nothing further to do. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:55, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Annoying bug?

Sadly a couple of media wiki namespace pages seemed to have ceased to function in the last ~12 hours. MediaWiki:Sp-contributions-footer-anon and MediaWiki:Sp-contributions-footer no longer work for me. Pretty vital in dealing with cross wiki issues if anyone knows anything about it. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 07:27, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Yikes, it spreads: bugzilla:48956 --MF-W 07:30, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks - pretty bloody vital to some aspects of cross wiki control - hope the devs get something done soon. --Herby talk thyme 07:32, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
The workaround is rather easy though–oh wait... Herby, don't you use English interface? --Nemo 07:48, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for updating the bug Nemo. British English apparently (tho I didn't realised I'd "set" it). Workaround would be great - pesky spambots are active...! --Herby talk thyme 07:55, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
Weeeiiirdd :) Switching to "english" miraculously makes it work again! Cheers Nemo --Herby talk thyme 08:13, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
The workaround is just copying MediaWiki:Sp-contributions-footer to MediaWiki:Sp-contributions-footer/de and so on. I didn't think of en-gb so I worried the bug was something worse, *phew*. --Nemo 08:17, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

Inaccurate message

I reported this bug, but it turns out to be a configuration issue with the meta wiki, if I understand the response correctly. Can an admin have a look please? Is this the right place for such things (I'm having trouble extrapolating the enwiki structure out to the meta level Face-smile.svg)? —[AlanM1(talk)]— 02:06, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi! This is the message MediaWiki:Globalblocking-logpagetext. What exactly do you think it should be? It is a log of blocking and unblocking IPs. Maybe we should use something like en:Special:Log/block has ("a log of blocks and unblocks..."). PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:10, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Or we could just revert to the default version with a few modifications (see e.g. wikt:MediaWiki:Globalblocking-logpagetext) PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:11, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
blocked and unblocked IPs in the log {{{1}}}. I have made the change. — billinghurst sDrewth 05:00, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved.

Template:CU request

Yes check.svg Resolved.

Why is the template going crazy by user account #7? It won't change with another username or so. See Steward requests/Checkuser#Mirzali@diq.wikipedia. Trijnsteltalk 08:55, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

No idea what he has done, but with this edit Quentin fixed the template. Trijnsteltalk 12:15, 31 May 2013 (UTC)